Fashion Bird Danger Danger is a psychedelic pop supergroup consisting of John Wlaysewski and Olive Hui (Late Cambrian), Matthew Milligan and Joey Slater (Wheatus), Lisa Hammer (Mors Syphilitica, Triana Orpheus on Venture Bros), and Levi Wilson (Radiana). These highly experienced musicians shared samples and ideas back and forth between August and December of 2020, during the lockdown in New York City. This swapping of ideas resulted in a profoundly detailed material that defies categorization into a singular musical genre. Their second full-length album Phanerothymes is more than an excellent proof of how various genres can work together in polyphonous harmony.
Fashion Bird Danger Danger released a series of recordings such as a self-titled EP, singles like 90 Day Fiancé (Before The 90 Days), Pretty Fly On A White Guy, Hunted (Werewolves Of The Astral Plane), and a debut full-length named Chemtrail Bae. The supergroup keeps it prolific as much as possible but doesn’t lose any qualities during the creative process. Their most-advanced recording proves my point about it. This material carries nine compositions, heavily promoted by the abovementioned genres. Fashion Bird Danger Danger solely relies upon psychedelic aesthetics, heavily applied over electro-pop articulations. Still, the group includes more ingredients like alternative rock, alternative pop, indie pop, indie rock, shoegaze, experimental, ambient, glitch, plus many more along the way.
Their music goes beyond the boundaries of traditionally performed music and explores the vast universe of endless musical possibilities by going entirely experimental throughout the entire album. You’ll hear profoundly detailed melodic structures, arpeggiated polyphonic sequences, complex ambient backgrounds, fuzzy basslines, and robust synthy beats fighting for dominance during this entertaining voyage. Psychedelic aesthetics and echoic shoegazey atmosphere are the only constant elements, while the remaining instrumentations are changing along the way. Each musician involved in this project contributed with exceptional musicianship and outstanding ideas that will melt down your listening apparatus in positive way.
If you ever wondered how contemporary experimental music should sound in the 21st century, Phanerothymes is more than an adequate answer. This album includes all the best affinities of each modern genre, combined to perfection by a group of exceptional musicians. Phanerothymes is available on streaming services such as
Spotify, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud.